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Sawmill TapHouse and Grill

€€ - €€€American, , Pizza
3055 Oak St | #201b, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K1, Canada
+1 250-324-0222
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (66 reviews)
“brisket” (6 reviews)
“sampler” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
3055 Oak St | #201b, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving south from Nanaimo to Victoria, Sawmill TapHouse was recommended to us as a good lunch stop. Our family of five slid into a spacious booth, where we enjoyed the pizzas, cheddar ale soup, pommel frites, and flights of beer and cider - all very...More

Thank Sandy G
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping in on your road-trip down Island Sandy, and for taking the time to write us a review. We get our mussels in fresh from Saltspring and they are certainly difficult to keep in stock, apologies you missed out but so glad you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was fast and friendly. Food was very good and the portions were generous. We will definitely return.More

Thank RobinsFolly
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello RobinsFolly... Great to see both our service team and culinary team offered you an enjoyable experience. We'd love to see you here again, enjoy the rest of the festive season and thanks for taking the time to offer us this feedback. I'll be sure...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this place with some friends. The food was excellent thanx to chef Darcy. His food is worth the visit

Thank hasher5
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Chef Darcy is fantastic and works exceptionally hard to ensure our guests have a great time with us. Thanks for taking the time to write this review and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here a few months ago and liked it a lot. Then a rumor surfaced that they're now offering weekend brunch. 7 of us went, each ordered something different, all were pleased. One warning: this is hearty, rich food, generously served. Mine was a...More

Thank Becky H
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write out such a thoughtful review Becky. We are ecstatic that you loved our brunch, we are trying to get the word out and reviews like this help us a lot so many thanks to you...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017

We heard a lot of good things about this restaurant so this past summer we decided to give it a try. Our first visit was disappointing, based on raves from friends. We decided, prehaps it was an off day for chefs, because it was busy...More

Thank touringuys
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Touringuys.... Thank you for your patronage and our thanks to you for your review... Time together as a family is truly important, I am really sorry that your dining experience with us may have taken away from your family visit... I have reached out...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Finally,, a place that does pizza crust properly! They proof the dough for up to 3 days to get that old world flavor missing in most other pizzas. And they use a very hot oven, just too bad it wasn't wood fired. You will finish...More

Thank ImSolo777
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Always happy to hear that our guests are enjoying our pizza, and great recognition of the work that goes into our dough which is such an important step! We utilize a gas and wood fired pizza oven so that we can easily adjust for busier...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Good pizza and great selection of beer. Have been going to the Taphouse since it has opened. It had it's growing pains Sam is an energetic manager , that greets his customers! And the servers are great! They have a party room and an event...More

Thank Kathy B
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thanks for your kind words Kathy, we love being in Chemainus and we have some excellent events planned over the holidays as more and more people begin to make use of our space. We promise to always greet our guests and we love providing delicious...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Last trip to the tap house. One thing that has been consistent with this place since it opened a couple of years ago is the poor service. Yesterday it was almost non existent. We met sister and husband there for a late lunch. They were...More

Thank Rieley
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hello Rieley... On behalf of our team, our apologies that your visit with family was not as enjoyable as it should have been, time with family is so precious and should always be enjoyed. I know our team work really hard to ensure an engaged...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The SawMill TapHouse was a great and unexpected dining experience. I did not expect much from the area by way of cuisine, but the SawMill has a good-sized menu full of fresh food and quality spins on ‘upscale comfort foods’. Delicious! The servers were friendly....More

Thank CanuckMondiale
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

We are glad that you discovered us and could appreciate what we have to offer! Thank you for the kind words, we certainly think that its a beautiful area to be and love to highlight the history and culture of not only Chemainus but the...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

Nice ambience, good food, great Vancouver Island brews on tap, and excellent service. Well worth the visit, and would be happy to come back!

Thank Katherine E
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

With so many great breweries on the Island its getting difficult to budget our taps even though we have 25 set aside for craft beer alone! Glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the feedback, hope to see you again!

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alexgrant2017
26 February 2017|
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Response from SamHiggs | Property representative |
Absolutely, just ask your server and they will help you navigate your options and we are looking to add even more!
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k_elizabeth92
3 September 2016|
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Response from SamHiggs | Property representative |
We do not have a specific kids menu but we are always happy to find something for kids of all ages. We can help them build their own pizza if that's something you think they might like!
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UteChris
24 May 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3055 Oak St | #201b, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Chemainus
  • Phone Number: +1 250-324-0222
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Description
Welcome to the Sawmill Taphouse & Grill, the home of good food for good people. Located in Chemainus Village Square the Sawmill offers a unique selection of Northwest Pacific craft beers, fresh Italian style wood fired pizzas and slow cooked smoked meat. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are all available. Come on in for a birthday, corporate function or to just kick back with friends after a long day.
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